Computing: Software Development

Fife College


Kirkcaldy (St Brycedale) Campus


This new course, developed in response to the current shortage of skilled software developers in Scotland, offers an introduction to software development. It will introduce you to a range of subjects and skills that contribute to the design and development of good quality software. It will provide you with current skills in specialist technical software development and will allow you to develop up-to-date knowledge in programming and systems development.

You will learn how to plan, design and implement a range of different software solutions using JavaScript,, C++, Oracle, Java, PHP, MySQL, XML, HTML5, CSS, and Android.

You will also gain exposure to GitHub, which is widely used in industry for revision control and source code management.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers plus 4 subjects at National 5; or Foundation Apprenticeship: IT Software Development plus 4 subjects at National 5; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and successful completion of programming suitability assessment.

Progression Routes

BSc Applied Networking Technologies

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Computing and Digital Technologies

SCQF Level



Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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